Surpises are good, surprises are interesting, surprises are what keeps things exciting. It's always nice to receive an email from a musician or an artist who offers something different.
Vonpsyche is a self described "hip-hop producer and obscure underground rapper". However, this mix couldn't be further from this, across many years he has dabbled in downtempo electronica and has since channeled new energy into a project in which to focus these creative ambitions.
Based in the West Siberian Plain he channels elements of abstract ambient alongside house and techno into poignantly crafted soundscapes and musical wanderings. This mix is perhaps a suitable representation of that - a subtle affair which captures a certain energy and emotion, a mix built as much for thought and self reflection as it is the dance. There is a delicate precision and a unique understanding in the mixing and in the track selection, we hope that you appreciate and hear this in the same way that we do.
Listen and read the interview below:
Please introduce yourself…
Who are you, where are you and what are you?
I’m a concept now living in the information environment
What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us (an image from the old internet is acceptable)?
Where was the mix recorded?
In the place where the body of the concept sleeps
What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?
An early morning, an hour before the sun rises and you are on your way to the beautiful shore or the surfing spot to greet the new day with practicing mental and physical exercises
What should we be wearing?
Something that never bothers you
What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?
Just gonna tell that the next milestone is to play a mix from Octatrack
Which track in the mix is your current favourite?
They are all confirmed classics in the music universe around here, but if picking up one then it’s Leafar Legov - Cenote
What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?
RA.326 Apparat, everyone should call it ‘svyatoy mix’
If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?
My man Poloskot because we share a libraries of tracks that fit perfectly together
What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?
A laptop kid became a laptop and a couple of controllers kid
What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?
The last one and by the way in this mix the last track has it’s own mystery
What were the first and last records you bought?
Hey, Ima concept, I don’t buy records
If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?
Protein ice cream
If it was an animal what would it be?
One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?
Who said that it should sound good?
Upcoming in the world of…
The future is unclear and death is inevitable.
Anything else we need to discuss?
Follow Vonpsyche on Soundcloud HERE.
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